Welcome! My guest today is Jiovann Carrasco, a psychotherapist in Austin, TX. Jiovann is the owner of the Austin Mindfulness Center, a meditator, and the author of an online mindfulness program called Follow your Breath. He is an engaged and connected father to two young kids and worked as a stay-at-home dad for two years! Let’s jump into this topic of mindfulness with Jiovann!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
How Jiovann began practicing meditation in 2008, as a result of the anxiety and panic attacks from his stressful job as a therapist at a group home
How Zen meditation changed Jiovann and allowed him to connect with himself like never before
How does Jiovann define mindfulness? “Attending to whatever arises in the present moment without trying to change it or judge it.”
Jiovann explains the benefits to mindfulness in parenting.
Why Jiovann took a popular course on Positive Discipline and became a certified parent educator
Jiovann explains how to bring mindfulness to even the everyday mundane tasks required in parenting.
How Jiovann structures his early morning meditation practice and time with his kids
How kids already know how to be mindful and present WAY more than adults
Fearful thoughts and worries are what our minds naturally focus on; mindfulness finds ways to shine the spotlight on anything else in the present moment.
Jiovann explains the basics of his 6-week, on-demand, online course. See details below!
What does joyful courage mean to Jiovann? “Mindfulness is one of the most courageous things to do. It’s intentionally moving toward the fears, and joy and happiness are natural by-products.”
Connect with Jiovann:
www.austinmindfulness.org (Find information on the course, Follow Your Breath, including meditation audio, downloadables, journals, practice logs, videos, and access to the Facebook group. The normal price is $299, but through the end of 2016, the course is available for 50% off. But wait, it gets better!
FOLLOW YOUR BREATHE MINDFULNESS COURSE EXTRA DISCOUNT:
For JCP listeners, take an additional 35% off, which brings the price UNDER $100!) --- CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT!
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